Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Inclusivism in the Vatican

"That all who live a just life will be saved, even if they do not believe in Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church."
-Pope John Paul II

The Pope went on to say, quote: "The gospel teaches us that those who live in accordance with the Beatitudes, poor in spirit, the pure in heart, those who bear lovingly the sufferings of life, will enter God's Kingdom," end quote. The Pope is taking an inclusive view of salvation. The biblical teaching that salvation only comes in response to faith in Jesus Christ is rejected as unreasonable and cruel by people who believe this. The heathen are saved if they just live good lives, if they're just poor in spirit, if they are pure in heart and if they pursue what is right. They live good lives and they are sincere. It doesn't really matter what they believe.

2 comments:

Carmen said...

I would like to know the source of this quote, i believe what you're saying but incase people should ask where this came from.

I can see that it's posted by Dru Morgan but i live in Holland and don't know if he's the journalist who posted it or did he take it from a newspaper?

Blessings, Carmen

Dru Morgan said...

I took it from a transcript of John MacArthur (the same sermon as the next blog post) and he was quoting from the LA Times December 9th. He doesn't give the year, nor can I tell by context which year this sermon was from.

Take a look at the Grace to You resource website
http://gty.org/resources.php?section=transcripts
that contains transcripts to many sermons. The one I was taking from was called, "The Exclusiveness of the Gospel."